ellohay! West Michigan

Unique workshops/classes

Posted in education, membership benefits, organization, planning by forgr on February 27, 2008

Some ideas for community classes or workshops. I yanked some of these directly from Philly Is On, they have a good schedule there.

Use the Internet I: Introduction
So, this Internet thing. What can it do for me?

Use the Internet II: Websites
Learn the basics about using websites.

Use the Internet III: Email
Learn email basics and find out where to get a free account.

Use the Internet IV: Search Engines
Find information on almost any topic quickly and easily.

Set up a PayPal Account
Learn how to set up a PayPal account to use with eBay and other popular Web sites and services.

Find a Job Online
Learn tips and tricks for finding the job of your dreams online! Includes Philly-specific links.

Set Up a MySpace Profile
Learn how to set up a MySpace profile and use many of the site’s popular features.

Set Up a Facebook Profile
Learn how to build a profile on Facebook and use many of the site’s popular features.

Set Up an Instant Messaging Account
Learn how to set up and use AOL Instant Messenger to send instant messages (IMs)

Post Videos on YouTube
Learn how to upload and share videos on YouTube, the most popular video site on the Web.

Make Your Own Blog
Create a blog to share with family, friends and the world!

Create your own website
Scanning photos, art
Digital photos
Spam, scams, banner ads, identity
Safety and security for children
Safety and security for adults

Make your own videos

Make your own eNewsletter

What else? Help me out here guys.


Application process, thoughts

So for this workshop/project/program. How does someone join? The application process should be easy right?

A.) How to become a community member:

* Explain the project

* Name

* Address

* Phone number or best way to contact you


Why do you want to participate in this project? What would you do with your computer? How do you hope that a computer will help you?

Can you volunteer? (If no, how do you hope to give back to the community?)

Volunteer explanation, how would you like to help here? What are your strengths?

Take a photo

Get them an ID

Get them an email account

Give them reading materials, (information to think about while we process the application, 24 hours?)

B.) Once the application is accepted:

Come in to the workshop, with ID, meet with a volunteer for orientation

Register for classes (required?)

Start volunteer hours at the workshop (sorting hardware, stuff envelopes, clean, paint, install software, learn about their computers, how to fix, run and use their computer and our community effectively?)

C.) Get a laptop

What next? What’s missing?